Protesters rally in midtown against Steve Bannon’s controversial remarks

MIDTOWN, Manhattan -- Hundreds of protesters rallied in front of the Grand Hyatt in midtown Sunday evening calling for President-elect Donald Trump to fire Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

The former head of Breitbart News was expected to appear at the Zionist Organization of America's gala at the Grand Hyatt.

Dozens of protesters gather in front of the Grand Hyatt in midtown to call for Steve Bannon's termination. (@WikiGrimoire/Twitter)

Dozens of protesters gather in front of the Grand Hyatt in midtown to call for Steve Bannon's termination. (@WikiGrimoire/Twitter)

Protesters took to social media to show the active crowd along 42nd Street and Madison Avenue.

The protesters then peacefully walked through midtown with the NYPD walking closely alongside them.

Briebart News, which Bannon has been associated with since its start in 2007, has been vehemently pro-Trump throughout his presidential campaign, and is also known for pushing nationalist policy positions, as well as conspiracy theories, and has been criticized as being racist, sexist and anti-Semitic.

Trump has faced backlash after selecting Bannon as his chief strategist amid his controversial remarks.

Former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean called Bannon a nazi during an interview Sunday on CTV.

"Well, he's anti-Semitic, he's anti-black, and he's anti-women," said Dean. "You look at Breitbart News. You can make up your own mind."

Dozens of protesters stood along 42nd Street yelling "fire Bannon" and "racist, sexist, anti-gay."

By 6:45 p.m., protesters had moved from in front of the hotel.